Reflections on the first year

  We kept them alive for a whole year!  That's right - despite their efforts to starve themselves, throw themselves down flights of stairs, and engage in severe, self-induced sleep deprivation rivaling that of any torture victim - the twins turned one this last weekend. And phew - just in time, I managed to get…

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Rolling out the welcome mat

So I've been Freshly Pressed!  That was pretty exciting (and humbling...I am in the company of some much, much better bloggers, which has inspired me to step up my game).  But the best part about having my blog featured by WordPress  - besides the nice bump in visitors - is that I have been introduced…

Have babies, will travel…I hope

So the weather got better in Winnipeg!  (And then got worse.)  But for a few wonderful days it's been like spring.  Temperatures have climbed to a searing 10 degrees (and above)!  The sun's been shining.  The snow has melted.  And as a city, we've been venturing out of the caves where we've been hibernating for…

On scary parenting moments

Let me just preface this story by saying that everyone involved is just fine. It was just after 6 pm, bath time in our house.  I left the boys downstairs in their playroom for a minute while I ran upstairs to the boys' bedroom to get their towels. I emerged from the boys' bedroom, towels…

Baby talk

As a species, we're lucky that babies aren't born understanding words.Having a baby (or in our case, babies) in your life requires a series of adjustments.  You adjust your schedule.  You adjust your priorities.  You adjust to the fact that the only solitude you may enjoy in a day is when you're using the bathroom.…